UNI launches third Business Impact Survey of the COVID-19 Crisis on Iowa businesses

UNI launches third Business Impact Survey of the COVID-19 Crisis on Iowa businesses

Iowa Survey

UNI’s Institute for Decision Making (IDM) and Strategic Marketing Services (SMS), in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), have launched the third Iowa COVID-19 Business Impact Survey to assess the current impacts of the pandemic on Iowa’s businesses and nonprofit organizations. The IDM/SMS team worked collaboratively with IEDA, the Iowa Council of Foundations, the United Ways of Iowa, Volunteer Iowa and economic development professionals across Iowa to develop this new round of survey questions. Any Iowa business or nonprofit organization can complete the survey by clicking on this link.

This is the third business impact survey that UNI has assisted IEDA. The IDM/SMS team will again provide a detailed report and an executive summary that will be made available to the public. IEDA will use the information and data collected to inform its public policy and programming in response to the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on Iowa. 

The IDM/SMS team will also use the survey results to produce local reports for economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, the state’s small business development centers and other organizations upon demand. Additionally, a statewide report on the COVID-19 impact on Iowa’s rural businesses will be produced by the IDM/SMS team for the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative and the Iowa Rural Development Council.  

IDM and SMS’s work on this third Iowa COVID-19 Business Impact Survey is supported through UNI’s EDA University Center that is funded through the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The statewide executive summary and rural business report will be available at this link.

IDM and SMS are part of UNI’s Business and Community Services.